Pamela Anderson is calling on Gordon Ramsay to make an animal-friendly change at his high-end restaurants.
Sharing her concerns, the 51-year-old actress wrote an open letter to the chef urging him to stop selling foie gras at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, England.
While production of foie gras, a fatty liver, is illegal in the U.K., it is legal for Ramsay to import the product into the country. Foie gras is made by force-feeding geese or ducks until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size, and Anderson writes that “foie gras is nothing more than a diseased liver produced in a real-life Hell’s Kitchen.”
In partnership with PETA, Anderson is fighting for a change. “I’m writing to encourage you to banish this dish from your menu — but also to present you with an idea,” explains the former “Baywatch” star.
“Given your exceptional talent, I have no doubt that you can create dishes to impress that don’t involve this cruelty,” she continues.
Anderson then shares her idea for an alternative dish Ramsay could add to his menu. “November is World Vegan Month, and I’d like to suggest that you add a new item to your menu for the month: faux gras, a decadent vegan version of the dish that comes with all the flavour but none of the suffering.”
Anderson is one of many celebrities fighting for PETA’s anti–foie gras campaign, joined by fellow stars Kate Winslet, Ricky Gervais, Ralph Fiennes and others.
Read her entire letter here.